Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the following statement on North Korea’s artillery attack against the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong:  

“The North Korean regime is more dangerous than most people realize. I join the Administration in strongly condemning North Korea for its artillery attack against South Korea. This provocative attack is reprehensible and is in direct violation of the Armistice Agreement. Such behavior is unacceptable. 

“I am pleased that the U.S. is making efforts to fully support the Republic of Korea, and I encourage the Administration to continue working closely with the Republic of Korea and our other allies and partners to ensure peace and stability in the region.”